The Sawmill

Town Close, Corpusty, Norfolk, NR11 6XA

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

Unlike many sites today, we embrace the simplicity of rural life and as such our CL site offers a peaceful, countryside retreat.

Set in the North Norfolk countryside and on the outskirts of the village of Corpusty, 'The Sawmill' is within an easy walk (0.75 mile) of the village pub, Spar shop, post office and art gallery.

Each pitch offers plenty of space; some have frontage to the River Bure and guests may use one of our fire bowls (small fee for logs). Well-behaved dogs are welcome.

A variety of wildlife can be seen on site; look out for deer, foxes, rabbits and squirrels. Barn owls can often be seen hunting on the water meadows opposite, along with a visiting egret. Herons are seen regularly fishing in the river and ponds; you may even be very lucky and see our elusive kingfisher or possibly a late night sighting of otters!

We are central to many popular attractions including a number of beaches, the Norfolk Broads and Norfolk Wildlife Trust's Cley Reserve, also seal trips to Blakeney Point. Both the National Trust's Blicking Hall and Felbrigg Hall are each within 20 minutes drive. The popular village of Heydon, with its award-winning tea rooms, pub and village green, is 2.5 miles away.

Coarse fishing is available at Bure Valley Fishing Lakes (3 miles) and Blickling Hall Lakes (NT 5 miles).

For cycling, the 26 mile Marriott's Way, stretching from Aylsham to Norwich, follows the routes of two disused railway lines. There is also the Bure Valley Railway which runs between Aylsham and Wroxham, where boat trips on the Broads can be organised, and there is access here to another popular path/cycle track running alongside this narrow gauge line.

Sheringham, a small sea-side town and home to the North Norfolk Railway, runs a steam train through to Holt, passing Sheringham Park with some stunning coastal views, and on to Weybourne.

The seaside town of Cromer is 13 miles away, home to the famous Cromer Crab and the Pavilion Theatre, with its traditional 'end of pier' summer Show. The Georgian market towns of Aylsham and Holt (both 7 miles) have a variety of independent retail outlets, Tesco, Budgen and Co-op; Aylsham also has a weekly auction and market.

The Medieval city of Norwich is an easy 16 mile drive and boasts some interesting sites; the Norman castle and museum, the Cathedral with the second tallest spire and the largest cloisters in England and 'The Lanes' a medieval area of Norwich made up of alleyways with a selection of quaint, independent shops, cafes and restaurants; Norwich also hosts the largest open-air market in the country, open 6 days a week.

There are many local restaurants and pubs within easy reach serving excellent meals and local ales.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: fair
  • Unfenced water

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:30 PM

0.75 acres

Sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
NR11 6XA
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GPS:
Lat 52.831127 / Lon 1.123138
OS field ref:
TG105304
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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A tranquil beauty spot

The Sawmill
We have just enjoyed the most peaceful weekend next to a lovely meandering river Burre. The site is very large and the pitch on a slight incline but easily addressed with a single ramp. We saw all manner of local wildlife in and around the adjacent water meadow. Our host made us feel very welcome and the facilities were easy to access. The use of a fire bowl was well appreciated and made the evenings especially enjoyable in such a lovely setting. Think this site will be added to our list of favourites.

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Idyllic Weekend br the River

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Just back from a couple of nights at The Sawmill. Perfect. The pitches (large and very well spaced out) are by the River Bure and they are even more tranquil than that sounds. Hosts Steve and Sandra are welcoming and informative. We walked our dogs to Blickling Hall, two hours there, a good pub lunch at The Buckinghamshire Arms, and two hours back, and then a day on the beach. Life doesn’t get much better.

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Reviewed on 05/07/2019 18:39

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We were welcomed warmly by Sandra and Steve. The camping places are in a large field next to the river which is narrow at this point and great for paddling. The five empkacements have had trees and shrubs planted between them which will give privacy and shade once they are a little larger. Pitches are a good size, we had more than enough room for our campervan, a canopy, tables and chairs, and a firepit. Our grandson loved the firepit, it made his weekend to be cooking sausages in the open air and toasting marshmallows on sticks. Sandra and Steve have provided firepits, recycling and rubbish bins, a bin for ashes, waste-water disposal and chemical toilet emptying. Bags of logs are sold on site. We had a super weekend and would highly recommend the Sawmill for its peace, spaciousness, wildlife, pleasant ambiance, and facilities.

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Reviewed on 03/07/2018 18:09

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